10/9/08 MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT, FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
MATH COLLOQUIUM, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 11:00 AM, STR #138
SPEAKER: Jennifer McGinnis,
Assistant Vice President, Swiss Re, Fort Wayne, Indiana
TITLE: Actuarial Science: More than Math
Most people have never heard of actuarial science, never mind have any idea what an actuary does (that is, perhaps, until Matt Damon’s recent comments referring to “actuary tables” and the likelihood of John McCain’s survival through one presidential term). And yet, this field has a remarkable impact on the everyday life of so many. The purpose of this presentation is to highlight the role an actuary plays in managing risk and discuss how one would go about pursuing a career in this field. Anyone with an interest in discovering how math, business, and finance are blended in this unique profession are strongly encouraged to attend.
REFRESHMENTS: 11:00 am, STARR 138